Kenwood 917 is superb
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for tube tuners, budget is a factor... the scott 350's can occasionally be found for cheap and sound great. the mac mr-71 was the last (and considered the best) of their tube tuners and sounds gorgeous but costs a lot more (unless you're ok with a cosmetically flawed one since the collectors pay $$$ for perfect cosmetics). with any tube tuner, make sure you have access to a tech who can align it. The older ones will probably need it to sound their best.
Don't over look Accuphase T100's and T101's. They are outstanding and built like a tank. I picked one up on Audiogon a couple of years ago based on the writeup in FM tunerinfo.com. It was better than I expected and much better than any previous tuner I had owned. Excellent front end and very neutral and balanced sound, much like very high quality tube gear, not thin and washed out like a lot of the more recent tuners.
Have a accuphase T 101 but better to have a Kenwood or sansui or Mac. Comparing f.e. kenwood 8100 with the T 101 choice is easy.This T101 is much too light the T100 too dark in sound.Accuphase is for the name and outside attractive that´s it. Kenwood or Sansui Macs a.o. much better balanced for all kind of music.Have upgraded tuners and the result with a kenwood or sansui is a joy. No accuph.can match them but need be upgraded. They better the sound of cd-player(sony 707/505es).An older analoque tuner-good quality original-is with an upgrade unbeatable..